From very early on in his childhood, God began to deal with Christopher L. Ervin. Beginning at the age of 8, Christopher began directing, singing, and developing his skills on the organ and piano, to play for his church (use “first spiritual home” or “first place of worship”), Pilgrims’ Rest Church, Inc., in Olivia, NC. At age 12, God began to give Ervin songs of praise and worship, and in 2005, it was prophesied that he would be director of a world-renowned group of singers. It wasn’t until September of 2007 that Ervin decided, under the unction of the Holy Spirit, to form Radikal Praize, a community gospel choir consisting of students from North Carolina A&T State University. During this time, he was faced with many trials and hardships, but his faith never failed. Despite adversity, Ervin continued to give God his best!
While in attendance at North Carolina A&T State University, his consistently honorable dedication to the university’s Award Winning Fellowship Gospel Choir presented Ervin with the opportunity to serve as the choir’s student director, and student trainer. Under his direction, the choir went on to win competitions and receive several accolades; allowing the choir to continuously uphold their decorated title with confidence. The time presented itself for Ervin to enter the next dimension of expectation. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in General Music, and continuously perfecting his craft in voice, piano, and percussion, Ervin was equipped with the ability to operate in multiple arenas and positions.
Christopher is currently serving as the Minister of Music at Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Chester, SC, and the Director of Worship and Arts for the Sandy River Baptist Association (Lower Division). Due to his relocation to Charlotte, NC, Christopher’s journey with Radikal Praize ended, but cleared the way for the start of a new music ministry, Abraham’s Descendants, also known as “AD.” Abraham’s Descendants is a 40-member choir based out of Charlotte, consisting of singers from NC, SC, VA, and MD. In 2012 AD was awarded Grand Prize Winner at the Flava of Faith Choir competition hosted by the Charlotte Bobcats. In 2013 AD was afforded the opportunity to be apart of Bishop Hezekiah Walker’s “Choir Fest” aired on the Word Network. Christopher Ervin and Abraham’s Descendants’ debut single “God Of The Impossible” was featured on Pastor John P. Kee’s V.I.P. New Artist Showcase Album released July 2016.
Along with traveling the east coast, using his elaborate skill, and gift as a choir director, musician, clinician, producer, and arranger, Christopher has also managed to share the stage with world renowned gospel artists. Ervin is a proud member of Ricky Dillard and the New Generation Chorale, and serves as a studio background vocalist for Pastor John P. Kee. In 2016, Ervin launched the brand “c. ervin,” a business geared to vocal coaching, vocal arranging/production, beginner music theory and piano. The legacy of Christopher L. Ervin is already evident of the abundant promises of his heavenly father, and it is only just beginning.
Christopher L. Ervin is the director and founder of Abraham’s Descendants Ministries, also known as, “AD”. AD was formed January 9, 2012 and is a 45 member professional choir based out of Charlotte, NC consisting of singers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. AD has managed to share the stage with Nick Jonas, Michael McDonald, Pastor John P. Kee, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Earnest Pugh, LeJuene Thompson, and many others. Their freshman Project, “THe Process” was released June 10, 2018 and debuted on Billboard’s Top 20 Gospel Album Sales.
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